B.Arch ; B.BSc | ANZIA
Richard George’s move to S&T in 2014 “provided both a learning curve and a continuity”. Richard already possessed a plethora of experience in the defence, local authority and residential sectors but it is his involvement in our unique take on educational ‘innovative learning environments’ (ILE) that has brought him the most satisfaction to date.
With little ones of his own giving the work a tangible importance, Richard believes that Stephenson & Turner’s approach to ILE, which centres on reflecting the teaching pedagogy of each individual school and the customizing of different sized spaces that enable each school to capitalize on these very differences. He was a key player in the design of the Shirley cluster and has seen from allegory to developed design the Te Pi’ipi’inga concept, which combines ILE technology spaces within an architectural metaphor – to fit both the school’s learning and cultural needs.
For Richard, his enjoyment in working with S&T comes from our flat management system and the fostering of the ‘we’ environment. He sees S&T encourage involvement from all levels, resulting in “good ideas coming from all”. Richard always imagined himself as an architect and has followed through with this aspiration, cultivating an adaptability through a practical and pragmatic approach to architecture that has created a varied portfolio covering a wide range of experience. His strengths lie in working closely with clients: from briefing right through to contract administration, completion and handover and he is able to bring creative problem solving and develop ideas across each and every stage.
Outside of work Richard enjoys mountain bike riding and spending time with his two children whether it be at a ballet recital or on the soccer field.